Vacating Your Room or Apartment
After you move out, Student Housing staff will make a final inspection of the space.
You will be charged for costs associated with additional cleaning, rearranging furniture, de-lofting beds, replacing missing keys or furniture, removing abandoned belongings, and repairing damaged property you didn’t list on your Room Condition Form when you moved in.
If Student Housing custodians need to clean and repair property in common areas, you and your roommate/s will share the costs equally if we can’t identify the responsible party.
Stanford houses students, conference attendees, and other visitors throughout the year. It is essential that you vacate your room or apartment by your move-out deadline so Student Housing staff has time to prepare it for new residents or visitors. Check the graduate or undergraduate calendar for posted move-out dates; your Housing Front Desk Supervisor also will have them.
If you need to store some of your belongings, a variety of Storage Services are available. Be sure to make arrangements in advance.
You or your Housing Building Manager may arrange to have your room or apartment pre-inspected. Contact the Housing Front Desk if you want to request an inspection to address concerns before you move.
Because of the sheer number of inspections Housing conducts, staff cannot schedule individual inspection appointments. However, if you are unavailable for your preliminary inspection, the staff will leave a notice for you.
Moving To A New Residence, Room, Or Apartment
If you will be moving to a new residence or a different room or apartment within your same residence, pick up the keys at the Housing Front Desk for your new residence and return your old keys to the Front Desk for your old residence.
Because undergraduate residences close for Winter Break, there are special storage procedures for undergraduates who are changing residences between Autumn and Winter Quarters. Contact your Front Desk for additional information.
When You Can Move To Your New Residence
During autumn, winter, or spring terms
Contact your Housing Front Desk
Between spring and summer terms
Between summer and autumn terms
Moving Out Safely
Move-out periods provide plenty of opportunities for thieves. When you are packing, storing, and loading your belongings:
- Keep your room/apartment doors locked.
- Do not prop open the doors to your building.
- Keep an eye on your possessions.
- Do not leave valuables in your car overnight.